Hamburger Zucchini Stir-fry

A Korean friend of mine shared this recipe with me. It is perfect for summertime when you are overrun with zucchini.

Hamburger Zucchini Stir-fry

Cooked rice
1 lb. hamburger
2 c. diced zucchini
2 tbsp. oil (sesame oil is best but olive is fine too)
1/2 c. diced onion
1/2 c. diced green pepper (optional)
1 tbsp. soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
chow mein noodles (optional)

Start a pot of rice cooking. (If you own a rice cooker, it is so much easier!) Dice zucchini and toss in a bowl with a teaspoon of salt. In a few minute’s time the salt will draw some of the water out of the zucchini. Dice onion and green pepper. Fry hamburger with garlic, onion and green pepper. Once hamburger is brown, drain off excess oil. Drain any water that has collected in bowl with the zucchini. Add zucchini and soy sauce into skillet with hamburger. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste (but remember, zucchini will have taken up some of the salt as it released water in the bowl before cooking, so taste before salting). Serve over rice and sprinkle with chow mein noodles if desired.

This meal cooks up in 30 minutes or less and will serve 4-6 people.


  1. Dang, this sounds yummy! I’m so making that tonight. I have about 6 zucchini on my counter right now.


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